Gold Coast coach expecting Melbourne Heart to be full of confidence

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg expects Saturday’s opponents, Melbourne Heart, to be choc-full of confidence.

United travel to Melbourne to take on the A-League’s newest club at AAMI Park this weekend and Bleiberg is aware that a run of positive results will have the Heart brimming.

“They've had a bit of an indifferent start to the season but now they had two good results - winning the derby and taking a point away from Wellington - so they are probably on a high," Bleiberg said.

However, Bleiberg feels that this may play against them as they will be keen to keep that form by playing an attacking brand in pursuit of victory.

“But I'm happy we caught them on a high because it means that they will play open football and try to win,” he added.

"We're going to play our game and let them worry about us. We're not going to be stupid - we'll get a feeling for the opposition in the first few minutes - but overall that's the idea, that we're going to play an open game.

"We're happy with where we are - we're in fourth place and we're like an animal in the jungle waiting to hunt, we'll pounce when we need to pounce.

“At the moment we'll do what we need to do and keep in touch with the top four.

"We're going to play free-flowing, open football and I believe that Melbourne Heart are supposed to be full of confidence so they should react the same and the people who come and watch will benefit."

Gold Coast take on the Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park this Saturday in A-League Week 11 – kick-off is at 7:00pm.